You're on the right track! Not dumb questions at all. The Polyphaser Web
site could be a little more informative regarding instructions and product
TK-x series is the correct part to attach copper strap to the tower leg.
Make sure you get the right size to fit the leg diameter. Only one clamp
needed per strap. Install by sliding the copper strap between the stainless
steel shim and the inside of the hose clamp and tighten it down around the
tower leg. That's it.
Consider Polyphaser 10C-112S Bonding Clamp to attach copper strap to copper
ring. This part accommodates 1/0 to 6/0 AWG wire. Do not solder.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve London" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2005 11:57 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] More Sparky Questions
> Thanks to everyone for their extremely helpful suggestions on dealing with
> hilltop rock QTH.
> It looks like the most reasonable things to do are:
> 1) Install a number of copper strip radials from the tower base along the
> 2) Ground the bulkhead to the AC service ground.
> Now, here's the dumb questions ....
> Let's assume I want to create a copper ring around the tower, and attach
> copper strips to the copper ring.
> - Which of the Polyphaser (or other) products let me clamp a copper strip
> to a
> Rohn 45 tower leg ? I see a number of Polyphaser TK-series clamps that
> like hose clamps. Okay, that goes around the tower leg, but now I need to
> securely attach the copper strip to the clamp. Another SS hose clamp on
> top, or
> ? Is this even the right product to use ?
> - How should I attach the copper strips to the copper ring ? Clearly, I
> want as
> much surface area of the copper strap to be in contact with the copper
> ring as
> possible. I presume that soldering is a no-no for this purpose ?
> Steve, N2IC/5
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
> Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with
> any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
> TowerTalk mailing list
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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